Ocasio-Cortez says Lauren Boebert has put her colleagues in danger — and warns ‘she could do so again’
After Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona was formally censured by House Democrats for posting an animated video that depicted him murdering Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City, another far-right MAGA Republican, Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, set off a different controversy. She has repeatedly described Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, a Muslim, as a member of the “Jihad Squad” and compared her to suicide bombers.
Ocasio-Cortez slammed Gosar for promoting violence during a recent speech on the House floor; now, she is warning that Boebert’s inflammatory rhetoric is putting fellow House members in danger. And she's critical of her party's leadership for not doing more to hold
Boebert’s anti-Omar rant around Thanksgiving, in fact, was followed by a threatening and racist phone call from an anonymous caller, who threatened to kill Omar in addition to calling her a “sand n***** bitch” and a “fucking traitor.” And Omar has been warning that Boebert’s anti-Islam rhetoric encourages this type of threat.
Similarly, Ocasio-Cortez fears that Boebert’s rhetoric will lead to actual violence. The Bronx/Queens congresswoman tweeted:
It\u2019s embarrassing that there is any hesitation on this. How can we have different consequences for different kinds of bigotry or incitement?\n\nThis should be treated equally and consistently. Incite against a member and you\u2019re stripped. End of story. She refuses to even apologize.https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/1466849781834301441\u00a0\u2026— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1638560510
This is the same person who live tweeted the Speaker\u2019s location on Jan 6th knowing that violent white supremacists were searching for her.\n\nShe has demonstrated a pattern of creating conditions for the people around her to get hurt, without remorse. And she could do so again.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1638561868
One person on the right who has been calling out Boebert’s anti-Islam comments is Rep. Nancy Mace, a conservative South Carolina Republican. In response, far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia defended Boebert’s Islamophobia and attacked Mace as a RINO: Republican In Name Only. A series of bitter insults between Greene and Mace followed on Twitter.
.@NancyMace is the trash in the GOP Conference. \n\nNever attacked by Democrats or RINO\u2019s (same thing) because she is not conservative, she\u2019s pro-abort.\n\nMace you can back up off of @laurenboebert or just go hang with your real gal pals, the Jihad Squad. \n\nYour out of your league.— Marjorie Taylor Greene \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1638277833
Don\u2019t look now, but it\u2019s MTG unable to take the heat, running to the principle\u2019s office to tattletale because she can\u2019t stand on her own two feet.\n\nBless her heart.https://twitter.com/mtgreenee/status/1465750489094569999\u00a0\u2026— Nancy Mace (@Nancy Mace) 1638300091
This is what looks like.https://twitter.com/mtgreenee/status/1465669580496400386\u00a0\u2026— Nancy Mace (@Nancy Mace) 1638281735
Mace fits right in on @CNNhttps://www.mediaite.com/tv/disgusting-gop-rep-nancy-mace-calls-out-lauren-boebert-over-anti-muslim-attack-on-ilhan-omar/\u00a0\u2026— Marjorie Taylor Greene \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1638278110
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